We remember what freedom is, and as long as we have that memory, we will not be destroyed. This way, Obama gets away with being loved while his government is still feared.
Politifact counted 37 times. Instead, he has strengthened the hand of our enemies and turned potential allies into cynics. The effectual truth had served its purpose once more. Nevertheless our experience has been that those princes who have done great things have held good faith of little account, and have known how to circumvent the intellect of men by craft, and in the end have overcome those who have relied on their word.
While a man can possess innate talents, Obama has obviously learned through his tenure as a state senator, his last term as president etc.
As stated before, Machiavellian theory says a good leader knows war is his study and what he should principally concern himself with. We see through the lies. That the Benghazi attack coincided with protests at U. No mention of granddad.
This can be either political or literal death. When confronted by a necessity, Machiavelli advises, do not worry about justice, but act and the words to justify your action will come to you afterward.
Even the most morally uncompromising, well-intentioned prince, who wishes to truly do good onto his people, cannot be successful because when he acts out of favor, he is no longer secure in his hold and is discarded.
Obama arms those loyal to him: Obama has spent much of his administration engaged in this brand of imaginative thinking -- hoping that international peace, security, and human rights could flourish without a demonstration of American military strength and leadership.
The result—a national health insurance entitlement—makes the dishonesty worthwhile. The worst that a prince may expect from a hostile people is to be abandoned by them; but from hostile nobles he has not only to fear abandonment, but also that they will rise against him; for they, being in these affairs more far-seeing and astute, always come forward in time to save themselves.
To be a cunning and intelligent leader it is important to consider what you can reveal to your people because there what you believe in may not always hold value to them. A prince chosen by the people too needs to be wary of the nobles.
Because he was incredibly well read, it would not be safe to assume that this was done by mistake. Time and again, when confronted by political necessity, he and his administration have told falsehoods in order to achieve their objectives.
In republics there is more vitality, greater hatred, and more desire for vengeance, which will never permit them to allow the memory of their former liberty to rest; so that the safest way is to destroy them.
The people, finding they cannot resist the nobles, also cry up the reputation of one of themselves, and make him a prince so as to be defended by his authority. This is a warning to Prince Obama, and the next Prince, and all the Princes to follow. This again can take the form of assassination or destruction of character, depending on how serious his transgressions are.
Or at least it does for him.
Though Obama probably does not completely agree with the closing of Guantanamo Bay he has chosen to go along with the public opinion and because it now holds little merit to keep it open.
Obama is that he has sought to be loved by the international community, even by nations that threaten the interests of the United States. He prefers The Prince to have both attributes and only picks fear if both cannot be achieved.I don't think there is any question that it was Woodrow Wilson.
He was the only PhD to be elected President and he was always scheming and lying to everyone, even his own staff. He did not want to get involved with WW1 but when forced into it he s.
If Machiavelli were alive today he would agree that qualities of the current president Barack Obama coincide with his prince-like standards and make him the ideal candidate for the Presidential Election. Obama’s strategy seems to have been pulled straight from the pages of “The Prince.” He follows Machiavelli’s advice on almost everything.
On Being Loved or Feared.
Different from popular belief, Machiavelli does not exclusively favor the quality of fear over love. He prefers The Prince to have both attributes and only picks fear if both cannot be achieved. Powell: Obama turns Machiavelli on his head Scott Powell Published a.m.
ET April 29, | Updated p.m. ET April 30, Powell: President Obama’s rhetoric has attacked allies while giving rogue nations the benefit of the doubt.
Obama's Machiavellian Moment By Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. President Obama's plan to launch a military strike against Syria because of its deadly use of chemical weapons signals a moment of both clarity and contradiction.
Obama’s career has been an exemplar of the power of Machiavellian politics. But lately it has also revealed the weaknesses and limits of .Download